Saturday, October 30, 2010

How about a rerun~

I wrote this two years ago at the end of October and it was funny this morning the house was cold , the air was crisp , the coffee was yummy and I am home alone so I started reflecting on my life, my home, what’s important. I read my Bible, I thought of my good life and I remembered writing this and wanted to share it again.

I come from…

I come from a family of 6. Loving Father, very involved Mother, Older brother, younger sister, baby brother.

I come from a home where we ate dinner together every night.

I came from a home where Daddy worked, and Mom took care of the kids.

I come from a home where my Daddy loved my Momma like Jesus loved the church. He put her happiness before his and took very good care of her always.

I come from a home where parents said no and we did not get everything we wanted, but we got everything we needed.

I come from a home where my Mom made all our clothes, even underwear.When we were little, my sister and I always matched.

I come from a home where us kids could not wait for 4:30 because Daddy would be coming up the road and he would get out of the car with his folded paper sack saved from lunch and he would hug us.

I come from a home where every day was spent outside playing and running around the neighborhood and we were safe.

I come from a home where we had one television and we all watched TV together at night and the shows were funny and healthy for families. On weekends I loved to watch Shirley Temple movies with my Mom.

I come from a home where there were punishments like being grounded and being spanked, usually by Mom.

I come from a home where all vacations were taken to see other extended family who we loved alot and were very close to.

I come from a home where we hardly ever went out to eat at restaurants,when we did it was usually after church, to a family style place and Mom usually ordered for all of us.

I come from a home where fast food was a sandwich and chips at home.

I come from a home where we went trick or treating with a pillowcase and came home in an hour or two with a whole bag of candy and we were safe.

I come from a home where my mom worried about me having a weight problem and she watched what I ate in my teen years and was verbal about it.

I come from a home where we all decorated for Christmas. Christmas was very special and we got one good gift and it was laid out like it came from Santa, not wrapped.It was not the quantity of the presents but it was usually something we had expressed a desire for.

I come from a home where every Sunday was the Lord’s day and we were at church in the morning and the evening. Also Wednesday nights. My daddy was the SS secretary for 20 something years and cooked the supper on Wed. nights.

I come from a home where there were fusses and tears but we always knew we were loved.

I’m so thankful for where I come from!

Be blessed,


Friday, October 29, 2010

It’s a Crisp Cold Morning-I love it!

I have had a good two weeks with a lot going on and a lot of good things accomplished since the last time I wrote here.

Here’s some pictures….

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All four of my grandbabies in my big old tub!

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Bubby’s birthday Dinner –it was yummy and family filled!

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My Lil Bubby is growing up.

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My best friends from High school and I went on The Ghost walk down town-lots of history-ghost stories walking and friend time.

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Grandbabies and more family time

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I love my POPPY!

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*I am  happy that I am blessed with a loving family!

*I am happy that I have friendships that have stood the test of time, stupidity, growing up and busy lives.

*I am happy that even on my stress-filled days and days when I feel overwhelmed I have joy.

*I am happy that sometimes in the hustle and bustle God still finds a way to speak to me, this week – here is what I heard-

From the words of a song-

Sometimes I feel disappointed by the way I spend my time, how can I further Your kingdom when I'm so wrapped up in mine.
God said-
“My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

*I am happy that I am a work in progress and He’s not finished with me yet.

* I am happy fall is here and when I get in the bed the sheets feel crisp and cold.

* I am happy that this weekend will be more memories in the making.

* I am happy this week that I was reminded to work and share-that’s what matters.

when i think about the Lord
how He saved me, how He raised me
how He filled me with the Holy Ghost
how He healed me to the uttermost
when i think about the Lord
how he picked me up
turned me around
how He set my feet
on solid ground
it makes me want to shout
hallelujah! thank you, Jesus!

Be blessed!


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fridays –how I love you

The weeks seem to go by so swiftly. I work Monday through Thursday and get my 40 in in 4 days. So most Friday mornings you find me sleeping until I wake up, then sitting in my chair, drinking coffee and reading blogs. I love relaxing Friday mornings –it’s a reward after a busy bustling week. I’m thinking about my already filled weekend and how beautiful the weather is. Tomorrow my Sunday school sisters and I are heading to Bell Buckle Tennessee

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for a fun day of food , friends walking and all the crafts a little country town can hold. We have so much fun, we even made up a sound to round each other up.We sing or whistle kind of like the sound of that Indian kind of music and we can find each other. It’s funny but it works. Me and Juju do it louder than anybody!!!oct 08 028

I can’t wait- the weather is perfect.

Sunday –I am driving to get my Ryder boy in Birmingham –he is on his first trip to the beach  with his Mom and Dad. I hope they are having fun, Chase will be 28 Tuesday and that was his gift for his birthday –a few days at the beach with his family. I wish I was with them.


I just had the best surprise my best friend just walked over to see me –still in my gown tail at almost lunch time.

Well fun or should I say grandkids called and I have been shopping and to a fun night at the pumpkin farm.



*I’m so happy that my grandbabies want to spend time with me.

*I’m so happy I have been blessed with great friends who are family.

* I’m so happy that I have a great group of ladies in my Sunday school class and we like to spend time together.

* I’m so happy that basically I have a optimistic view of life and that I believe that we can make a choice to have JOY and I have!

I better get to bed tomorrow is another full day of love, sunshine and JOY!

Be blessed!


Saturday, October 9, 2010

It’s Friday-Time for JOY

Last night my house was full of my family and close friends. I fixed Taco Soup , Mexican cornbread and Apple Crisp with Vanilla Ice cream. There’s nothing I love better than a full house and children running around and good food.We even had our dear friend Christy –Juju’s daughter come and do head and shoulder massages in her massage chair. Then two of my baby darlings stayed to spend the night with Meme~ I woke up to this…



It’s the last day of Fall Break and my sweet baby girls and I are going to spend the day together and do girlie things, like shop and go to lunch and maybe take in a movie.

First I wanted to share some thoughts from this week –then Half Full Friday.

Wednesday I went to the funeral of a man I loved. His name was Carl. I met him on the first day I went to work at the Senior Center –he came to my room and said “If you need help, need to know something-I’m your man. I’m like the Big man around here”. He quickly became my favorite man! Mr. Carl turned 85 that year and one of the things that made him special was although he suffered with Lou Gehrig's disease and was crippled by it, he had the best spirit and out look than anybody I know. As I sat at his funeral Wednesday, I was thinking that what made him the most special is the way he had of making you think you were the most special to him. I was thinking how blessed I was to know him and that was what I would miss –how special he was to me and how special he made me feel to him. As I was sitting there thinking this-the pastor said that was what made Carl such a great man , he had probably made each person there feel so special and important.

I hope that’s something I learned from him- the ability to make others feel special and important. God bless you Mr. Carl, now you are walking in Heaven and you’ve had a sweet reunion with your wife.

By the way it is now Saturday morning –my Friday post was preempted for this…

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I spent the afternoon with my favorite little people. I t was a gorgeous afternoon!

So finally what brings me joy and fills me up-

* I’m so happy to work at the Senior Center, where I have got to spend time with amazing people.

*I’m so happy that I have 4 little people in my life that are mine, who think Meme is pretty fun to be around and that I know a few more that belong to my best friends who think so too.

* I’m so happy that Fall and soup time are here. I love soup and cornbread!

* I’m so happy for laughter and music –two things I couldn’t do without!

* I’m thankful for God’s word- my verse for today is Philippians 2 in The Message-14-16Do everything readily and cheerfully—no bickering, no second-guessing allowed! Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air in this squalid and polluted society. Provide people with a glimpse of good living and of the living God. Carry the light-giving Message into the night so I'll have good cause to be proud of you on the day that Christ returns. You'll be living proof that I didn't go to all this work for nothing.

Today is a new day-I better get out there…

Be blessed!


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Half Full Friday on Saturday

Wew- Meme had a busy week! It started with a beautiful Sunday- church was wonderful- I sang I Will Love You  by Jason Crabb. I had to practice over and over so I wouldn’t cry when I sang it. Have a listen…

Then My grandbaby girls came home after a 10 days from Florida.

Monday was my Precious Emma’s 7th Birthday. She is an awesome, smart, beautiful, loving Spirit filled little girl.It’s true if you just meet her , you realize she is special!

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I worked a lot of hours this week. I even worked most of the day Friday which is my off day-but I got to go to a Health Fair for retired people and meet a lot of sweet elderly people and tell them how cool the place I work is.

Friday night I got to see Emma and Anna play their last Fall Softball games-they  enjoyed it. I enjoy watching and cheering.

I forgot to mention Monday Night 30 family and close friends enjoyed Dinner at my son –in -loves Chili’s for St. Jude’s evening. All the proceeds went to St Jude’s, but even better just about all the people I love and hold dear were together at a very long table and we ate, laughed, and had birthday cake. It was hectic, but sweet! And we supported a good cause on top of that.

If all this didn’t seem like enough to be half full I’ll add a few more.

* I’m so thankful and happy for cooler temperatures and that Fall is coming!

* I’m so happy that my sweet daughter Bama Princess,  aka Whitney got a great job and starts training Monday –she also has a wonderful young man in her life that treats her awesome and really cares about her.


*I’m so happy and fortunate to have a good job and a healthy loving family. I know it ! There are so many layoffs in our area and there is so much sickness. I am thankful.

* I am so happy to read other blogs on a daily basis where I am encouraged , enlightened and even entertained.

* I’ll always say I’m so happy God loves me even though I don’t deserve it. He takes my burdens and makes them lighter!

Be blessed !